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Government Censorship

Decoding China's Internet, One Meme at a Time

Sophie Beach | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Sophie Beach

"Grass-mud horse" (cǎonímǎ 草泥马), which sounds nearly the same in Mandarin as an obscene curse, was originally coined to get around, and also poke fun at, government censorship. The idea caught fire instantly, completely transforming its symbolic meaning. Within weeks, the grass-mud horse became the de facto mascot of Chinese netizens fighting for free expression.

Google Sees 'Alarming' Level Of Government Censorship

CNet | Steven Musil | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology

Google reports it has seen an "alarming" incidence in government requests to censor Internet content in the past six months....

Effective Tools and Strategy: Kicking it up a Notch in Cuba and Beyond

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Technology is boosting connectivity, engaging and enrolling the masses to push against repression faced by the people of Cuba, but it's going to take unlimited, uncensored access for technology to truly affect change.

As Congress Prepares to Reauthorize the Patriot Act, Reader Privacy Must be Protected

Judy Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Judy Platt

Readers need to make it clear to their members of Congress and Senators that the privacy of what they read is non-negotiable and that they're entitled to that privacy whether the books they read are borrowed or bought.